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Idaho State Journal, 07/25/04
BOISE - Elaine Bunderson Perkins, 75, died Thursday July 22, 2004, in Boise, Idaho. Elaine
was born to Boon and Alma Augusta Pehrson Bunderson in St. Charles, Idaho, on June 3,
1929. After graduating from Fielding High School, Elaine married Durwood Perkins of
Montpelier on July 17, 1947, in the Logan Utah LDS Temple.
They made their home in Montpelier where Durwood worked for Bear Lake Motor and Elaine was
a homemaker. They were blessed with three children, Jeffrey, Janice and Julie. Elaine was
actively involved in the community and church. She was a voter registrar for more than 40
years. She served in many church assignments including callings in the Relief Society and
Her husband passed away on Jan. 30, 1984, of complications caused by diabetes. Elaine
continued to reside in Montpelier following her husband's death and worked for
Hallmark as a merchandiser. Devoted wife, caring mother, loving sister and dependable
friend are a few of her titles. Elaine lived life to the fullest. Her world revolved
around her family, friends and church. She loved to be around people and people loved
being around her.
Elaine is survived by her sisters, June Bunderson, Velma Scofield, both of Montpelier; and
Rula Minor of Pocatello; her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey D. and Marilyn Perkins of
Salt Lake City; her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Daniel C. Butz of Salt Lake City;
her daughter and son-in-law, Julie Ann and R. Craig Rasmussen of Boise; eight
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
We will gather in her honor Wednesday, July 28, 2004, for funeral services at 1 p.m. at
the LDS Church, located at 485 S. 7th St., in Montpelier. The funeral services will be
conducted by Bishop Craig H. Thomas of the LDS Montpelier 4th Ward. Viewings will be held
Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 p.m. at Matthews Mortuary in Montpelier and on Wednesday at
11:30 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. at the Church prior to the funeral service. Interment will
follow in the Montpelier Cemetery.